Tourist police become tech-savvy, add new tourist-friendly technology


BANGKOK, April 4 – Thai tourist police launched new technology on the eve of the tourist-jammed  traditional Thai new year, better known as the Songkran festival, to assure holiday-goers that they will be given the correct information and advice as soon as they step foot in Suvarnabhumi airport. 

Tourist Police commander Pol Maj Gen Roy Inkapairoj said the new technology, known as “Tourist Buddy Virtual Assistant and i-Exhibition” will allow tourists to interact via a projected hologram to ask questions.

On the other hand, the tourist police also launched the Tourist Buddy Application, a smart-phone friendly free application providing travel information and safety tips. It also enables travellers to directly access to police stations nationwide, as well as emergency call centres.

For emergency services, the Hotline 1155 is available around the clock. More importantly, the innovative smartphone application also allows the authorities to locate where the calls are being made from.

“This app acts like your Buddy. When you are lost or need to find travel places, you can use this app for searching,” read the free application’s download page.

Welcoming the Songkran season, the police authorities are eager to assist tourists, and guarantee that they can travel, relax, and rest-assured knowing that they are in safe hands, during their stay in the kingdom of Thailand.